The Advancing the Flame Matching Scholarship is an award to encourage United Methodist youth to receive an outstanding education at Florida Southern College. Florida Southern College will match dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $1,000, a gift given for a student by their home church. Funds must come directly from the church, scholarship committee, or groups or individuals within the congregation. (Funds received from family or relatives designated for the scholarship recipient may not be claimed as a charitable contribution deduction per IRS regulations.) 

The deadline for the application is April 1st of each year. For more information contact the FSC Church Relations Department at: 863-680-6211 or

Other UMC Scholarships

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation in Nashville, Tenn., offers a number of scholarships including the "Dollars for Scholars" matching fund. Check out the Foundation's website for complete details and an application. If your home church sends $1000 for you to the UMHEF and you are chosen in the lottery, they will match that and send us $2000 for you. FSC will match $1000 of that gift so you'll receive an additional $3,000 in financial backing for your FSC experience! Your church does not have to send FSC a separate $1,000, but we must know that the church sent the money in order for it to qualify for Advancing-the-Flame. Have your church send a letter to the Church Relations Office about their participation in "Dollars for Scholars."